Saturday, December 29, 2007

Mother Goosed: The Tale of HindaElla--Part XV

There's many a slip 'tween cup and lip dear reader, and so it was for HindaElla and the Prince. Despite their desires they learned about compromising. The wedding was held two months later. The chair covers did match the tablecloths but since HindaElla and the Prince had eyes for only each other they never noticed.

HindaElla's gown was indeed custom made. Once again the magic platinum card was waved and worked wonders. And even HindaElla could appreciate the dress, for when the Prince first saw her in it he was rendered speechless, except for the fire burning in his eyes as he called himself the luckiest man in the world.

And if HindaElla was no longer seen in public with soot on her face, credit could be given to the Prince who gently told her that black was so not her color--she was definitely a spring colors person.

And the prince never again turned green, although it was noted that sometimes he turned red when he gazed at his beloved Princess.

After a while no one commented any more about the frog that took up permanent residence with the Prince and HindaElla, except perhaps when they could swear they heard the frog whispering.

In short order HindaElla managed to introduce her step sisters to some visiting royalty. The sisters got their princes and HindaElla got some peace when they settled in foreign lands.

HindaElla's step mother was induced to try matrimony for the third time. Mrs. Gottenmuter knew of a gentleman of means who was rather near sighted. He never actually could see how his new bride looked, which suited her just fine, but he fell in love with the sound of her voice and with the good deeds she did.

Mrs. Gottenmuter sent the Prince a private wedding present. When he opened the box he found in it the match to the glass slipper that HindaElla had lost at the ball. She had kept it all this time. The note in the box read: "Someday your son will be looking for his princess. You might want to tell him about how glass slippers are ephemeral and not the best way to find true love."

And yes, dear readers, they all lived happily ever after.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

That was wonderful!!!! Thanks!! When are you writing the next one?

Anonymous said...

Best shidduch information I've ever read and funny too. Any idea where I can get a green frog?

chaya said...

Bravo! Read this all through in one sitting and then made my husband come read it--we both enjoyed it a lot!

Anonymous said...

Can understand why you are in English. Well written and a really fun read. Hope this is going to happen regularly. Maybe Sleeping Beauty next?

Anonymous said...

Phenomenal! Thanks for such a wonderful read.

jewtoo said...

If I ever meet anyone who tells me her name is gotenmuter I am going to be out of there fast! A horny toad huh? I guess if the shoe fits...

justlooking said...

When a 15 part anything keeps my interest the whole way then it was really good. I vote for The Ugly Duckling next.

anonymously said...

Enjoyed this so much I wish it hadn't ended. Sure hope we can have more like this.

notstudying said...

I was supposed to be studying for my finals but I spent the time reading the fairy tale. Do you suppose I could use it on my final paper? Don't suppose I could blame this blog if I'm up all night tomorrow night?

Anonymous said...

Applause! One of my kids told me to come here and read. Very happy I did.

nowaynever said...

Saved the fairy tale for my day off. I enjoyed the whole thing but I'm still not sure I could answer the question of Who was your shadchan? with "This frog I know." and keep a straight face. Course, some people who know me wouldn't be at all surprised.

Anonymous said...

Is it only in fairy tales that people are willing to get involved and 'step forward' (pun intended)? Bravo to Mrs.Gottenmuter, the Queen and all the frogs for taking a chance!

tuvi said...

I guess shadchanim have been around for ever and you just have to learn to live with the idea. Doesn't matter what you call them they are still working for you as a shadchan. Mention our shadchans name tho and my wife turns green.

Anonymous said...

Sad that the happily ever after is more in stories then in real life. Most times Hinda would have gone to visit a cousin in Chicago and the Prince would've married mrs. Gotenmuter, the king and queen would never figure out that their interference caused the obvious shalom bais problems the couple had, and everybody would've blamed the frog for everything that went wrong.

Anonymous said...

Certainly learned one thing--being a prince is dangerous for your health and your freedom. Poor guy couldn't even count on his frogs to see it his way.

Anonymous said...

Did this have to be another jewish story? Most shidduchim work out good and without all the shtick and that never gets talked about.

sheandhe said...

Sadly true when an entire kingdom has to get into the act in order for a shidduch to get made.

(rw) said...

Fairy tales are for kids. In real life things don't always work out and they should know this. Just because you want a shidduch doesn't mean that it is the right shidduch.

Jake said...

Hertzl's line "If you will it it is no fairy tale" certainly applies here. I guess everyone could use a frog or a Mrs. Gottenmuter cheering them on.

Scraps said...

I liked this story. :)